Fire Fatality

Woman dies in vehicle fire

2013-11-14T09:45:00Z Woman dies in vehicle fire Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — A woman trapped in her car was killed in a vehicle fire Wednesday east of Elko.

Sheriff’s Lt. Marvin Morton was driving home from Wells when he heard about a vehicle fire in Osino. He was the first responder on scene.

The car was on fire just to the side of the dirt road near Interstate 80 past the Osino exit and the driver could not get out. Morton said witnesses thought she’d tried to take off her seatbelt but was unable to.

Numerous agencies came to the scene, including the Ryndon Volunteer Fire Department, Nevada Division of Forestry and Elko County Sheriff’s Office.

Detective Sgt. Nick Czegledi said he thinks sagebrush got caught in the catalytic converter, which is a part of the muffler that gets very heated. He described the car as an older Plymouth.

Czegledi didn’t see any signs of criminal activity at the scene. He said the fire appeared to be accidental.

Czegledi said the victim was a white female and investigators are trying to identify her. The fire burned a small area around the car, but Czegledi reported no damage to property or other injuries at the scene.

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  1. dlarimers3
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    dlarimers3 - November 19, 2013 8:19 pm
    Oh Sweethearts, I am sooo sorry. We are in shock...it doesnt seem possible or real??? To see this and to hear the conflicting reports, WHY can people print things that are not verified???? Oh cuz' this is terrible....just horrible and our lives will never be the same without her. Her sweet boys......I cant travel with my broken back but please know we are with you all in heart. Praying for your peace. Our hearts are broken.
  2. Amberholic
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    Amberholic - November 18, 2013 1:32 am
    RIP my beautiful friend :(
  3. cfarrar
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    cfarrar - November 15, 2013 6:44 am
    the person who put this pic in the paper should be fired to put something like this on the front page knowing the family don't know this was my sister how would they feel to pick up the paper and see one of there loved ones on the front page burning up in there car shitty way to find out but that's elko for ya
  4. Tecoma 3
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    Tecoma 3 - November 14, 2013 8:44 am
    My deepest sympathy to the family of this woman. To the witnesses and all the emergency responders that dealt with this tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know first hand how traumatic this can be for all involved parties.
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